Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Heinrich Samoilovich( Russian watercolorist)
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Biography Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Heinrich Samoilovich
(1843 - 1889), education was provided in the Nicholas Cavalry School. Having begun to paint self-taught, Villiers soon achieved considerable success and is already in the 60 years he taught watercolor drawing school at the Odessa Society of Fine Arts. His first work (mostly marine species and the interior of villas and palaces) is not alien mannerisms, strongly reminiscent of techniques and effects, favorite professor L.O. Premazzi, but they already looked great talent of the young artist. In the early 80-ies Villiers sickness (consumptive) had to go to Southern Italy. Here he became acquainted with the works of foreign watercolors and assimilated new, wider and free hand techniques. In watercolors, written in Naples and Palermo, he is quite skillful craftsman, boldly, faithfully reproducing nature and strongly. In 1889, Mr.. Villiers went on the invitation of Professor NP. Kondakova to Constantinople to work with the ancient Byzantine monuments. In 1887, Mr.. Russian society at the exhibition watercolors Villiers put several types of Constantinople, which his light and graceful figure, bright and transparent tone and fidelity nature drew everyone's attention. Although illness and premature death not given the talent Villiers reach full bloom, but it had a significant service development of watercolor painting in Russia. After his death the society of Russian watercolorists arranged an exhibition of his works in St. Petersburg. Which showed that the dignity of the works of Villiers is not only high technology but also in the artistic mood of so many of his paintings.